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The Four Gates of CUG

Among more than 2000 universities in China, in 60 years, China University of Geosciences(wuhan), gently pushed the door to the geology. In order to comb thedevelopment of the higher geological education in China, in the second half of2011, China University of Geosciences built a cultural landscape called “fourgates” in the most conspicuous vast areas of green. Compared to the magnificentcultural landscape, four gates is simple but no lack of appeal: four Indian redrectangle rocks make a square, each rock respectively engraved: Beijing Instituteof Geology, Hubei Institute of Geology, Wuhan Institute of Geology, China Universityof Geosciences. The 24 words on the four rocks fully demonstrate the culturalconnotation of the “four gates”, epitomize the arduous struggle process ofschool experiences the creation, development, reconstruction and revitalizationfrom Beijing institute of geology to China University of Geosciences.

The Petrified Forest of CUG

ThePetrified Forest of CUG is the first fossil forest in central China. It considerssubject characteristics of CUG, combines scientific popularization and tourism intoa single form. The Petrified Forest of CUG is donated by Mr. Zhang He, curatorof Shenzhen museum, for the 50th anniversary of China University of Geosciences.It is the only cross-district fossil forest in central China. The fossil forestwas built in the spring of 2002. It covers an area of 1500 square meters,consists of more than 70 strains from Liaoning, Xinjiang, Inner Mongolia andother places of silicon petrified wood. It attracted a lot of people to watch,leisure and explore the mysteries of the fossils. The fossil forest has alsobecome a view spot of the east lake scenic area.

The Yifu Museum of CUG

The project for Yifu Museum was approved by the Ministry of Education andfinancially sponsored by Shao Yifu Fund. It has a floor area of 10,000 squaremeters. The new museum also incorporates ten major subject exhibition areas,such as “General geology”, “Gems”, “The Formation and Evolution of Earth” and “TheOrigin and Evolution of Living Creatures”. National Tourism Administration hasapproved Yifu Museum to be the 4A level national scenic spot, this is the firstand only 4A level national spot in Chinese universities.

Thereare more than 30,000 specimens on display in the Yifu Museum of CUG, includingnearly 2,000 rare samples of fossils, minerals, and national treasures. Themuseum is quoted as having various functions: “A national treasury ofgeoscientific specimens”, “A national education base for popular sciences”, “Anational education base of science and technology for adolescents” and “Anational education base for patriotism”.

The Library of CUG

The collection of the CUG libraryis extensive. With itsmore than 820,000 books and more than 10,000 electronic periodicals on hand forstudents, it is an ideal resource. There are over 670,000 Chinese books,150,000 foreign books, and 1500 periodicals. It also has an easy system to use Databaseof the collection, making finding sources simple. An Automatic ManagementSystem and Electronic Reading Rooms have also been built, creating anup-to-date multi-media environment for students. The library also has digitalresources that amount to 1,024G, 2 minicomputers, 10 severs, 150 computers.

The Tunnel of CUG

Tunnel of CUG is located in the campus and CUG is the first university to build thetunnel.This project has made it more convenient forteachers and students to travel between the north and the south campus, becausepeople don’t have to walk around NanWang Mountain to travel between thewest campus and the north campus. Tunnel of CUG is the landmark building inCUG. In summer, although there is a wind pass from the north to the south ofthe tunnel, as if the wind in the tunnel is greater than the outside, thetunnel is not particularly cold. Tunnel of CUG is almost the only way by which studentsin CUG go to classes every day. There is a picture of Titanic in Tunnel of CUG.It has been rumored that there is a love story.

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